The Abundant Farm Lands of Western Massachusetts by Julia Nemoto & Olelo pa’a Ogawa

Aloha kakahiaka from Massachusetts! Bright Monday morning we were welcomed with crispy chilled fresh air and beautiful blue skies. Almost everywhere we drove to, we were surrounded by green vegetation and many trees. Our first visit for the day was at CISA, a community involved in sustaining agriculture. Margaret Christie, Special Projects Director shared valuable … Read more

The Only Way for Agriculture in Hawai‘i to Survive is to Work Together…

This was the common message echoed on our visit to Kauai.  Our day started at Grove Farm in Lihue, the largest private landownership in Kauai. Passion driven is how I would describe Arryl Kaneshiro, a 4th generation farmer, Kauai Council Chairman and Grove Farm Project Manager and Dave Hinazumi, Vice President of Grove Farm.   … Read more

Can Big Farms & Small Farms Co-exist in Hawai‘i?

What an interesting day with two visits which is quite extreme in farm practices but both trying to address, farm issues in different ways. The first site visit was with Monsanto’s and earlier Bayer acquired earlier this year. In the afternoon we attended the Hawaii Farmers Union United 8th Annual Convention in Kula, Maui “Growing … Read more

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